(a-wa) o kodwa u zo-nge li-sa namhlange
(a-wa a-wa) si-bona kwenze ka kanjani
(a-wa a-wa) amanto mbazane ayeza
.
She's a rich girl
She don't try to hide it
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

He's a poor boy
Empty as a pocket
Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose

Sing ta na na
Ta na na na
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

People say she's crazy
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Well that's one way to lose these
Walking blues
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

She was physically forgotten
Then she slipped into my pocket
With my car keys
She said "You've taken me for granted
Because I please you
Wearing these diamonds. . ."

And I could say "Oo oo oo"
As if everybody knows
What I'm talking about
As if everybody would know
Exactly what I was talking about
Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes

She makes the sign of a teaspoon
He makes the sign of a wave
The poor boy changes clothes
And puts on after-shave
To compensate for his ordinary shoes

And she said "Honey, take me dancing"
But they ended up by sleeping
In a doorway
By the bodegas and the lights on
Upper Broadway
Wearing diamonds on the soles of their shoes

And I could say "Oo oo oo"
As if everybody here would know
What I was talking about
I mean everybody here would know exactly
What I was talking about
Talking about diamonds

People say I'm crazy
I got diamonds on the soles of my shoes
Well that's one way to lose
These walking blues
Diamonds on the soles of your shoes

8 comments:

Mel said...

*boppin' in the chair*

Yup....still got that catchy beat goin'....

diamonds on the soles of her shoes.....lalala

I, still, ♥ the views said...

ta na na. . .

people say I'm crazy. . .

ta na na. . .


;-)

Mel said...

Oh, I say we shoot 'em with the squirt gun and tell 'em to g'way in short jerky movements.

k....I believe that's rude. Or at least unkind?
Himself has never explained that one to me.
I'm thinkin' now that I've used it I REALLY don't wanna know. LOL

;-)

Mel said...

ta na na nahhhh..... *dancin' in the chair*

Gotta tell ya, he looks sooooo much more happy in this clip than he does in the other.

He's just a package of fun in this one. :-)

ta na na....*wiggling*

I, Like The View said...

people say I'm crazy. . .

(still!)

(and why am I humming still crazy after all these years, I wonder)

Mel said...

*snickering*

Same I reason I found myself humming it?

<-- STILL crazy after all these years......but so, SO far from insane.....

*humming happily and sipping java from whitecup*

Mel said...

<-- listening

Not quite at the dancing in my chair phase of the day.....LOL

I, Like The View said...

hopefully you have coffee to hand tho

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